Monday, March 25, 2019

Ornament Review: Boba Fett - Star Wars #22 - 2018 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Looks just like a popular character
Cons: None worth capturing
The Bottom Line:
A bounty hunter
Popular character’s turn
Captured for your tree

Boba Fett has Finally Tracked Down a Place in the Official Star Wars Series

I’m not sure why it has taken Hallmark so long to add Boba Fett to their official Star Wars ornament series.  He’s a popular character with a cult following despite having such little screen time in the series.  And clearly, with the repeated characters and rather bizarre additions (General Grievous anyone?), they are looking for ways to extend this series.  Oh, it’s not like they haven’t released an ornament or two of him before, but it was nice to see him pop up in the official line in 2018.

For those not familiar with the character, he’s the bounty hunter who actually captured Han Solo at the end of The Empire Strikes Back.  He also shows up briefly in Return of the Jedi among other places.  So, while he has a short amount of time on the screen, he plays a big role in the original trilogy.

And fans of the trilogy won’t need any help recognizing him when they see this ornament.  He’s wearing his signature weathered Mandalorian armor, along with his jetpack.  His gun is in his hand, and his legs make him look like he’s been using his jet pack to float since his legs look like he is ready to come in for a landing.

Okay, so I’m not one of the Star Wars fans who love this character.  Anyone who captures Han while working with the Empire isn’t someone to like, right?  Still, I do appreciate the character’s place in the story and am glad to be able to add him to my Star Wars ornament collection.  This ornament captures him perfectly and in action, so I’m very happy with that.

However, since it captures him in action, you can’t stand him up.  After all, he would have to balance on the side of one foot.  However, that isn’t a problem since he hangs well.  Yes, he is leaning some, but to be it adds to the illusion that he is in action and not posing for us.  His feet are big enough for the 22 in a Christmas tree series marker on the bottom of one of them.

Whether you are a big fan of the character or not, Boba Fett is a great addition to any Star Wars ornament collection.  If you haven’t added him to yours yet, be sure to fix that today.

And be sure to check out the rest of the official Star Wars ornament series.

Original Price: $17.99

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